Friday, August 10, 2012

25 Examples  of Trickle-Up Health Care Related Innovation

A good example is the best sermon
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) ,  Poor Richard’s Almanack(1747
Trickle –up health care innovation  is the flow of ideas and examples from the poor to the rich to improve the health of all at lower costs.

August 10, 2012

1.        Battery operated easy-to-use low cost ventilators

2.       Anemia screening devices

3.       Smart-phone blood cell counters

4.       Stripped down portable ECGs for use in the field

5.       Digital stethoscopes for remote diagnosis

6.       Low-cost phototherapy for jaundiced babies

7.       Non-refrigerated peanut butter packets laced with minerals and vitamins for starving infants

8.       Portable cardiac and lung screening device without treadmill and with digital predictions of risks of hospitalization and death and reaction to drugs

9.       Gatorade

10.   Honey-based cold remedies

11.   Low-end personal computers for kids and illiterate adults

12.   Cheap water purifiers to end water-born infections

13.   Low-cost refrigerators

14.   Battery start-up stations for electric vehicles.

15.   Home computers with multiple modes of access

16.   Hand-held smart phones with multiple apps

17.   Patient-generated medical histories based on clinical algorithms

18.   Use of rice husks to generate cheap electricity

19.   Home companions

20.   Home  and family care rather than specialty or hospital care

21.   Remote electronic monitoring of medical devices

22.   Nurse-practitioner run retail clinics

23.   Telemedicine rather than direct medicine

24.   Primary care networks open 24/7

25.   Cheap nutritious rice noodles for the poor
Tweet:   Trickle-up health care innovations  rely on portability,  cheap energy , low cost and  use by non-specialized  personnel and the sick .


What is lasik said...

This is so much more than i needed!!! but will all come in use thanks!

Robin Datta said...

Some of them may survive sans semiconductors and the clean rooms in which they are manufactured in the industrial age.